Explore our charming downtown! The pedestrian-friendly destination offers unique shops and restaurants in a traditional small-town setting. For more exciting downtown Fremont information, visit the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce web site or read about the Downtown Blueprints Grant Project.
Our DDA was formed in July 1986 to prevent deterioration and promote economic growth within a business district by developing, adopting and implementing development plans, which may include proposals for construction, renovation, repair, remodeling or rehabilitation of a public facility, an existing building or a multiple-family dwelling unit that aids economic growth in the Downtown District.
To implement a development plan, the authority may construct, rehabilitate, equip, improve, maintain or operate any building within the Downtown District for public or private use. The authority may acquire and own, lease or dispose of any land or real and personal property that the authority determines to be reasonably necessary to prevent deterioration and promote economic growth in the business district. The authority may also acquire and construct public facilities and make land improvements. The Downtown Development Authority Act also allows municipalities to take private property under the power of eminent domain and transfer the property to the DDA.
The DDA is also in charge of administering several programs that are of importance to downtown buisnesses. These programs include the Facade Improvement Porgram, the Revolving Loan Fund and the Rental Rehab Program. Follow the link below to find program guidelines, information and applications.
For information on the different programs run by the DDA click Here
The DDA also runs the Fremont Public Art Program which has its own page with pictures of various art projects in Fremont, a map to help you find their locations, along with other information on the Public Art Program. To view the Fremont Public Arts Program, Click Here.
DDA Meeting Minutes
Downtown Development Authority
Approved DDA Development & Tax Increment Financing Plan (2009)
The Fremont City Council held a public hearing on Monday, the 5th of April, 2010 at 7:00 PM in the City Council Chambers at the Fremont City Hall, 101 East Main Street, Fremont, MI. The purpose of the meeting was to consider the adoption of an Ordinance approving amendments to the "Development & Tax Increment Financing Plan, as amended (the "Plan") for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) of the City of Fremont, pursuant to Act 197 of the Public Acts of MI of 1975, as amended.
The property to which the proposed Plan applies includes the traditional downtown/city center area and more conventional general commercial development along M-82 heading west out of Downtown. The proposed amendment to the Plan was to include other properties in the greater traditional city center in Fremont. In addition, the Plan will be modified to remove a downtown parcel from the Tax Increment Financing District.
A copy of the approved Amendments to the Plan is attached below:
2010 Plan Amendments
Funds to finance activities of the authority may be derived from several sources including taxes, revenues generated from the use of assets, proceeds from revenue bonds, municipal funds including state and federal grants, special assessment levies and tax increment financing receipts.
Maps illustrating the boundaries of the DDA District and new Development Area in relation to highways, streets, streams, or otherwise are available. The Development Area boundaries are no longer coterminous with the DDA District boundaries, whereas property parcels within a recently designated Renaissance Zone were removed for TIF capture purposes.
The approved changes to the map are attached.
Fremont Farmers' Market
Fremont's downtown is home to the Fremont Farmers' Market. The Market is a great place to find fresh, tasty fruits and vegetables from the summer's harvest as well as other delectables.
2014 Fremont Farmers Market Season
June 28, 2014 to October 11, 2014
Tuesday Hours: 3:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Saturday Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Located in the new "Market Place" pavilion, downtown Fremont behind The Artsplace along Dayton Street
The Farmer's Market is managed by the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce.
Fall Harvest Festival's Hike & Bike Event!
2014 Hike and Bike Application
2014 Hike and Bike Flyer
Fore more information on the Fall Harvest Festival visit the Fremont Chamber of Commerce' website: www.fremontcommerce.com